Last night in high school baseball, Coldwater split a pair with Jackson Northwest. The Cardinals took the opener 9-1 behind a six-inning, 1-hit performance from winning pitcher Ian Wright. Ryan Mock and Brendan Spangler each had a single and a double, scored two runs, and drove in two, while Grant Maurer had 2 hits and an RBI. In the nightcap, which the Mounties won 10-7, Kelvin Miller took the loss in relief of starting pitcher Brady Duke, while Ryan Mock came through with 2 hits and an RBI. Coldwater drops to 7-6 on the season and returns to action Monday in a pick-up doubleheader against Jackson Lumen Christi at Lowe Field.
Union City finished up a pair of games that were suspended last month. The Chargers beat Athens 15-7 to complete a game suspended on April 26. Brady Johnson had 11 strikeouts over the two dates to get the win, Emmett Fraley had two doubles, a single, and two RBI, and Chris Rieger had a solo home run and a single. Union City also completed a game against Homer that the Trojans led 6-2 when it was suspended on April 9. That wound up being the final score, as Fraley took the loss on the mound and Johnson and Wyatt Mead had two singles apiece. The Chargers’ record is now 13-3 overall, 6-2 in the Big 8.
In JV baseball, Coldwater swept a pair from Jackson Northwest at Lowe Field, 9-2 and 2-1 in extra innings, to improve to 8-10.
In softball, Coldwater swept a doubleheader against Loy Norrix at the Rotary Softball Complex, winning 7-0 and 14-4. Jessica Becks tossed a 4-hit shutout with 9 strikeouts in the opener, while Michaela Gillette had 3 singles. Kattie Ness won the nightcap, which was called after 5 innings due to the 10-run mercy rule; Kenzie Galloway had 2 doubles and 2 RBI; Payton Watson had 2 singles and a double; and Becks and Gillette had 2 singles and 2 RBI apiece. The Cardinals improve to 9-6 overall, 6-2 in the SMAC East.
The Coldwater boys track team won their first invitational tournament in many years, taking 1st place at the Onsted Wildcat Booster Invitational. The Cardinals finished with 127 points, 16 ahead of 2nd place Tecumseh. Among the highlights: Clark Borden won the 100m dash, took 2nd in the 200m, and joined Ryan Hadley, Tommy Nagle, and Steven Suelzer on the winning 4x100m relay team. Tom Hook was 1st in the shot put and 2nd in the discus, while Logan Targgart was 1st in the discus and 2nd in the shot put.
In boys golf, Coldwater traveled to the Arbor Hills Golf Course outside of Jackson to participate in the Panther Invitational hosted by Parma Western. Coldwater came in 9th place out of 18 teams with a team score of 364. Napoleon won the event shooting a team score of 315. Leading the way for Coldwater was Dreke Lutterbeck with an 89. Scout Case shot 90, Nick Waterbury had a 92, Nate Waterbury shot a 93, and Stephen Boston had a 94.
Coldwater's JV golf team participated in the inaugural Sturgis Invitational hosted by the Island Hills Golf Course. As a team Coldwater shot a score of 399.
In girls tennis, Coldwater traveled to Stevensville Lakeshore for a SMAC crossover contest and lost to the Lancers 7-1. The Cardinals’ only victory came from Emma Dwyer at 4th singles.
On today’s high school sports schedule, in baseball, Bronson is at the Leslie Invitational, while Quincy’s at the Bath Invitational. In softball, Bronson travels to the Grand Rapids Northview Invitational, and Quincy is at the Bellevue Invitational. And in track, it’s the Quincy Invitational, with Bronson and Union City among the teams in action. Today’s schedule doesn’t include any Coldwater Cardinal teams – their prom is tonight at the Potawatomi Inn.